Sydney, saddened by the loss or death of a loved one such as spouse, parent or child can affect the lives and health conditions of people who left. One is the increase in pulse and heart rhythm disturbances.
A study shows the death of a spouse or child may trigger heart rhythm becomes more rapid and irregular heart in people who are left behind. Also note also someone take up to 6 months to return to normal.
“Of course, people usually focus will be on those who died. But the health and welfare of the people who left behind such as family and friends should be a concern amongst medical professionals,” said Thomas Burckley, director of postgraduate degree from Sydney University Nursing School in Sydney , Australia, as quoted by Reuters on Monday (15/11/2010).
In a recent study conducted for 24-hour heart monitor and conduct other tests that allow researchers to document the increase in heart rate variability and cardiac rhythm. This is to find out the regularity of heart rhythm.
Studies show people who are grieving have almost doubled rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) compared with people who do not grieve in the early weeks after the death of family members. Average heart grieving person is 75.1 beats per minute, but after six months of his heart rate began to return to the normal 70.7 beats per minute.
“Increased heart rate and heart rhythm variability decreased in the early months of someone losing a family member allows increased cardiovascular risk. In addition, this period is often followed by high levels of stress,” says Buckley.
Average value of depression than those who are grieving is 26.3 percent, compared with people who are not grieving have a level of depression only 6.1 percent. This shows the people who are grieving also increased levels of depression and anxiety.
The results of this study have been presented by Buckley in the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago.
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